Caleb Johnson (singer)
|Birth name||Caleb Perry Johnson|
April 23, 1991 |
Asheville, North Carolina, United States
|Genres||Rock, hard rock, heavy metal|
|Instruments||Vocals, guitar, piano|
|Associated acts||Elijah Hooker (lead singer)|
- Early Life 1
Music career 2
- 2010: Elijah Hooker 2.1
2011-14: American Idol 2.2
- Season 13 of American Idol 2.2.1
- 2014-present: Testify 2.3
- Studio albums 3.1
- Singles 3.2
- References 4
- External links 5
Caleb Johnson was born on April 23, 1991 to David and Tamra Johnson in Asheville, North Carolina. His mother works as an accountant, his father is a former football coach and works for the Parks and Recreation Department of Buncombe County, North Carolina, but both have background in music. He attended Clyde A. Erwin High School in Asheville and graduated in 2009. He played some sports in high school, joined the drama club and chorus, and did some mission work and some volunteering at his church, Calvary Baptist.
Johnson became interested in singing around age 17 when Josh Sawyer, who had a band in his high school, asked him to be the lead singer. The first song he performed in public in his high school was "
American Idol winner
- Official website
- "The Edge of Glory"
- "Dazed and Confused"
- "Chain of Fools"
- "Family Tree"
- "Sting Me"
- "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing"
- "Travelin' Band"
- Release from "American Idol"
|2014||"As Long As You Love Me"||—||41||
|Title||Details||Peak chart positions||Sales|
- 2013: Elijah Hooker
- with Elijah Hooker
Soon after Johnson won American Idol he started working on his debut album. The album was recorded in three weeks and Johnson collaborated with musicians such as Howard Benson, Aloe Blacc, Brian Howes, Blair Daly and James Michael. Testify was released on August 12, 2014. It is the quickest an American Idol winner has released a debut album.
|Episode||Theme||Song choice||Original artist||Order||Result|
|Audition||Auditioner's Choice||"Into the Void" (original composition)||Caleb Johnson||N/A||Advanced|
|Hollywood Round||A Capella||"Sympathy for the Devil"||The Rolling Stones||N/A|
with Tyler Ahlgren, Matthew Hamel, and CJ Harris
|Top 31 (10 Men)||Personal Choice||"Stay with Me"||Faces||1|
|Top 13||This Is Me||"Pressure and Time"||Rival Sons||13||Safe|
|Top 12||Home||"Working Man"||Rush||6|
|Top 11||Songs from the Cinema||"Skyfall"||Adele||7|
|Top 10||Billboard Top 10||"The Edge of Glory"||Lady Gaga||6|
|Top 9||I'm with the Band!||"Dazed and Confused"||Jake Holmes||6|
|Top 8||Back to the Start||
Duet "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around"
with Jessica Meuse
|Stevie Nicks & Tom Petty||5|
|Solo "Chain of Fools"||Aretha Franklin||11|
|Top 8||Songs from the 1980s||Solo "Faithfully"||Journey||12|
Duet "It's Only Love"
with Jena Irene
|Bryan Adams & Tina Turner||5|
|Top 7||Competitors' Choice||
Duet "Gimme Shelter"
with Jena Irene
|The Rolling Stones||6|
|Solo "Family Tree"||Kings of Leon||1|
|Top 6||Rock 'n' Roll||"Sting Me"||The Black Crowes||5|
|Country||"Undo It"||Carrie Underwood||8|
|Top 5||America's Requests||Solo "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing"||Aerosmith||2|
Duet "Beast of Burden"
with Jessica Meuse
|The Rolling Stones||7|
|Solo "Still of the Night"||Whitesnake||12|
|Top 4||Love Songs||"You Give Love a Bad Name"||Bon Jovi||1|
|"Travelin' Band"||Creedence Clearwater Revival||5|
|"Maybe I'm Amazed"||Paul McCartney||9|
|Top 3||Randy Jackson's Choice||"Never Tear Us Apart"||INXS||1|
|Judges' Choice||"Demons"||Imagine Dragons||4|
|Hometown's Choice||"Dazed and Confused"||Jake Holmes||7|
|Finale||Simon Fuller's Choice||"Dream On"||Aerosmith||2||Winner|
|Reprisal Song||"Maybe I'm Amazed"||Paul McCartney||4|
|Winner's Single||"As Long as You Love Me"||Caleb Johnson||6|
Season 13 of American Idol
Johnson auditioned again in 2014 for the thirteenth season and made it to the top 20. In the semifinal round, he was voted by America into the top five male contestants, giving him a spot in the season's top 13. Johnson got positive feedback from the judges every week, had strong performances, and became the only finalist in the season to never land in the bottom 3 prior to reaching the finale. That season, Johnson was declared the winner.
Johnson auditioned for American Idol three times in four years. He first auditioned for the tenth season of American Idol in 2011. He was put through to Hollywood Week and was in a Hollywood group with James Durbin. In 2012, Johnson auditioned for the eleventh season and made it to the Top 42. He had difficulties in his performance of "Old Time Rock and Roll" and was cut at the Top 24 selection. He took the following year off from auditioning to improve on his stage presence.
2011-14: American Idol
Elijah Hooker released its self-titled debut album Elijah Hooker in June 2013. The 10-track album featured "Happiest Man" as its lead track.
After graduating Erwin High School in Erwin, North Carolina, a suburb of Raleigh, North Carolina, on June 30, 2009, Caleb Johnson first joined a band called Rock Bottom as its lead singer. A year later in 2010 he joined his friend Josh Sawyer in rock band called Elijah Hooker and became its lead vocalist. Sawyer is the lead guitarist of the band, the other members of the band included Brian Turner on Keyboard, Shawn Foerst on bass, and Colten Emery on drums.
2010: Elijah Hooker
 to be his biggest musical influence, and he is also a fan of Rush.Chris Cornell He considers